For a village not to exploit on the sale of momentos to the tourists would be silly indeed, especially when the products are unique, interesting and affordable. So when Mr Bakas the Ketua Kampung of Kiding showed me his one of a kind spoon made from the shell of the ‘mhurus’ seed I immediately volunteered to create more ideas from that seed for him and his village folks. Being in the craft business for more than 20 years made my offer to Bakas an easy and more important enjoyable job. In less that 72 hours I managed to come up with 10 samples and could have done more had he given me more mhurus.
For the next level Bakas will have to identify promising craftsmen from his village to be brought over to my workshop for a quick course so they can go back to the village and start a production centre. Unfortunately for Kiding which has no electricity supply, hand tools will be the only option – another challenge for me! Loving it.